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Is it Ever OK to Do Personal Things on Company Time?

Ethics in the Workplace I receive lots of emails from readers of my ethics blogs who look for advice on workplace issues. Workplace ethics are the ethical principles that guide a person's behaviors and decisions in the workplace. These principles are no different than those in our personal lives; it’s... Read more →


Ideas for Enhancing Resumes in an Ethical Way

How to Explain an Employment Gap on Your Resume This blog was first published on July 10 but contained an inaccurate reference to the blue frog, instead of the blog frog, which has been corrected. My Workplace Ethics Advice blog is listed on the site, theblogfrog.com, as a career resource.... Read more →


Employee Engagement Key to Workplace Experience

Attracting and Retaining Millennials Gallup recently conducted a survey of 195,600 U.S. employees culled from a data base of more than 31 million respondents to assess the state of the American workplace, changes that have occurred during millennial engagement, and issues for managers as new and emerging technologies transform the... Read more →


Millennials in the Workplace: Why You Should Love Them

What Values do Millennials Bring to the Workplace? The following piece was provided to me by clikcktime.com. The full article can be accessed at https://www.clicktime.com/blog/millennials-in-the-workplace-why-you-should-love-them. I have taken the liberty of adding some of my own thoughts. These days, you can’t scan the interwebs without reading how different these darn... Read more →


Sustainability is no Longer a ‘to Do’ List

Accounting for People, Planet and Profit The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World's first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. The original definition of sustainable development is usually considered to be:... Read more →


Dealing with Difficult Situations At Work: When the Going Gets Tough, Get Smart

Workplace Ethics Advice on Dealing with Conflict From time to time I post a guest blog on my websites. Today's blog is by Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of The NPD Group and author of MOM.B.A. Despite our best efforts, “stuff” happens. As the CEO of a global company, I’ve faced my... Read more →


Managing Social Media Profiles: Ethical Guidelines

Social Media Ethics in the Workplace I have previously blogged about the dangers of posting information critical of one's employer on social media sites including the regulations under the National Labor Relations Act. The Act protects the rights of employees to act together to address conditions at work, with or... Read more →


Social Media Ethics and the Implications of Hacking

Why Did the IRS pay Equifax $7.25 Million to Help Prevent Fraud? It’ s hard to believe the IRS will give Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract. What were they thinking? Alas, the IRS wasn’t thinking because if it was, the... Read more →


The Ethics of Using Social Media in the Workplace

How Should Companies Monitor Social Media Use? This blog was first posted in February 2016, but takes on a new meaning given the increasing use of social media in the workplace and need for companies to set limits for employee use. The blog has been updated to reference best practices... Read more →